Nikkei AGENDA Global Business Forum



(as of Oct.03)
**Program is subject to change.
* English, Thai and Japanese simultaneous interpretations will be available during this forum.

09:30-09:35 Opening Remarks

Naotoshi Okada

President & CEO, Nikkei Inc.

09:35-10:25 Session 1

"Global alliances for a global age"

Dhanin Chearavanont

Chairman & CEO, Charoen Pokphand Group (Thailand)

Tetsuya Iguchi

Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Headquarters for Asia, Nikkei Inc.

10:25-10:35 Break
10:35-12:00 Session 2

"Beyond Asia: The challenges of branching out abroad"

Natarajan Chandrasekaran

CEO & Managing Director, Tata Consultancy Services (India)

Xiang Wenbo

President, Sany Heavy Industry (China)

Tony Lo

CEO, Giant Global Group (Taiwan)

Sonoko Watanabe

Editor-in-Chief, Nikkei Asian Review, Nikkei Inc.

12:00-13:20 Luncheon
13:20-14:45 Session 3

"Assessing the ASEAN Economic Community's impact"

Mohd Munir Abdul Majid

President, ASEAN Business Club (Malaysia)

Chartsiri Sophonpanich

President, Bangkok Bank (Thailand)

Truong Gia Binh

Chairman, FPT (Vietnam)

Gwen Robinson

Chief Editor, Nikkei Asian Review, Nikkei Inc.

14:45-15:05 Coffee Break
15:05-16:30 Session 4

"Catching Asia's middle-class wave"

Hiroshi Ohnishi

President & CEO, Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings (Japan)

Wang Zhenghua

Chairman, Spring Airlines (China)

Garibaldi Thohir

President Director & CEO, Adaro Energy (Indonesia)

Takehiko "Ken" Koyanagi

Editor-at-Large, Nikkei Asian Review, Nikkei Inc.

16:30-16:40 Break
16:40-18:05 Session 5

"ASEAN as a business hub for multinationals"

Vivek Chaand Sehgal

Chairman, Samvardhana Motherson Group (India)

Hiroshi Ishino

President, Kansai Paint (Japan)

Kevin Burrell

CEO, DHL Supply Chain Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam

Wirat Sirikajornkij

Partner & Head of ASEAN+, KPMG in Thailand

Jamil Anderlini

Asia Editor, Financial Times

18:30-20:00 Reception

**Honorifics and titles omitted, names in no particular order.
*We regret to inform you that Mr. Nazir Razak, Chairman, CIMB Group will not be able to participate in the forum.